Storytelling

Void is boring,

a dull throb.

It has no stories to tell.

And yet, from the gaping orient

of emptiness

arises every story imaginable,

a turning to peaks

and sea-changes galore.

It seems

void is the company

we are destined to keep,

an inheritance beyond the sealant of claim,

while stories become

our children and lovers,

the warmest ephemeral gains

to hold us, briefly, in tenderest thrall.

About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at johnbiscello.blogspot.com. Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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